Pentecost

Today’s readings “Each one heard them speaking in his own language.” That line of the first reading always amazed me.  As I pictured it, I could just see people standing there in Jerusalem, and all at once these men start preaching and everyone hears them in his or her own language.  It must have been an amazing… Continue reading Pentecost

The Solemnity of Pentecost

Today’s readings I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We say these words every Sunday, we will say them in just a few minutes.  They are… Continue reading The Solemnity of Pentecost

The Solemnity of Pentecost

Today’s readings I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We say these words every Sunday, and unfortunately I think they can become a little rote. … Continue reading The Solemnity of Pentecost

The Solemnity of Pentecost

Today’s readings No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit. That line from Saint Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians at the beginning of our second reading today says more about the Holy Spirit than we might catch at first. Words contain a lot of power. We know that well, because… Continue reading The Solemnity of Pentecost

The Solemnity of Pentecost

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We say these words every Sunday, and unfortunately I think they can become a little rote.  And that’s… Continue reading The Solemnity of Pentecost

Easter Monday

Today’s readings Well, it wasn’t all that long ago that we saw the disciples scatter in fear, was it?  Here they had seen their friend arrested, tortured, and killed, so one could not blame them for running scared.  I’m sure I would have done no different if I had been them. But in today’s first… Continue reading Easter Monday

The Solemnity of Pentecost

Today’s readings We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets. You know those words very well; we proclaim them every Sunday, and will proclaim them in… Continue reading The Solemnity of Pentecost

The Solemnity of Pentecost

Today’s readings Come, Holy Spirit, come! And from your celestial home Shed a ray of light divine! I have come to discover about myself that I am not real good at languages. I took a couple of years of French in junior high and I don’t think I remember one word of it. In high… Continue reading The Solemnity of Pentecost

Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Today’s readings We gather here today on the eve of the Ascension. The tension is palpable; the disciples have so many more questions to ask, and they have no idea how short a time they have left to ask them. They are certainly not prepared to have the one they lost briefly to death ascend… Continue reading Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter

The Solemnity of Pentecost

Today's readings [display_podcast] In a few moments we will stand together and pray these beautiful words: We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. And we… Continue reading The Solemnity of Pentecost